DRC Activist Awarded Humanitarian Prize

Julienne Lusenge, the founder of multiple organizations working to combat sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), was awarded the Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity on Oct. 9, 2021.

Standing in Solidarity and Getting Support to Women & Girls in Afghanistan

If you wish to show #SolidaritywithAfghanWomen and to #StandwithAfghanWomen, consider getting direct support to them as well as signing on to various advocacy efforts pushing to ensure a swift passage to safety for them. Several Channel Foundation grantee partners are led by Afghan women and/or have been working in Afghanistan for years.

Bonnie Jenkins, WCAPS Founder, Confirmed as Undersecretary for Arms Control and International Security Affairs

On July 21, 2021, the US Senate confirmed Bonnie Jenkins, Founder and former Executive Director of Channel grantee partner Women of Color Advancing Peace, Security, and Conflict Transformation (WCAPS), as Undersecretary for Arms Control and International Security Affairs.

President Biden Appoints OutRight’s Jessica Stern as Special Envoy for International LGBTQI Rights

On June 25, 2021, President Joe Biden announced his appointment of Jessica Stern, the Executive Director of Channel grantee partner OutRight Action International (OutRight), to be the U.S. Special Envoy to Advance the Human Rights of LGBTQI+ Persons at the Department of State.